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UN's Navi Pillay attacks Sri Lanka human rights record

31 August 2013 Last updated at 17:32 BST

UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay has sharply criticised the government of Sri Lanka, at the end of a week-long visit.

In a statement, Ms Pillay said she feared the country was becoming increasingly authoritarian.

Since the civil war ended four years ago, democracy had been undermined and the rule of law eroded, she added.

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